2019 Canberra Camp

Welcome back to the 60 year 7s who spent last week (2 June -6 June) in Canberra learning about Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy. Highlights of the trip include educational tours of Parliament House, Old Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial, the Museum of Australian Democracy and Questacon.

Congratulations to all the year 7s who went to Canberra. The respect, consideration, kindness and care they treated each other and the general public with made us very proud to take them on this incredible trip. We were even approached a few times by members of the public who praised their behaviour. They certainly represented Craigburn and their families very well.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $60 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the trip to Canberra.

Thank you to Miss Grant, Mr Spurr, Mrs Pettman and Mr Luke who joined the year 7s on this trip and an extra big thank you to our parent helpers Kim Nash, Samantha Slattery, Christie Jackson and Sarah Scroop. This trip is possible because of your generous support.

Meeting the Governor General at Government House

 

Taking in the iconic views of Sydney Harbour

 

Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial

 

Waiting for the Giant Drop at Questacon

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